07/30/14 09:16 AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it....
07/30/14 09:05 AM
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said....
07/30/14 09:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 218,000 jobs last month, down from 281,000 in June. It was the fourth straight month of job gains...
07/30/14 09:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending. The Commerce Department says the second-quarter rebound followed a sharp 2.1 percent...
07/30/14 09:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/30/14 08:54 AM
Though both Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to address the recent influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border before the August recess starts, a deal looks farther away than ever.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 08:47 AM
U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday morning. Real GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate, beating analysts' expectations and marking a sharp swing back toward economic expansion after the first quarter's contraction.
By Mark Tapscott | 07/30/14 08:15 AM
Was the illegal targeting of Tea Party and conservative nonprofit applicants by the IRS during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns encouraged by Obamacare?
By Steve Doty | 07/30/14 07:53 AM
Lawmakers will hold a host of congressional hearings today, as the August recess is nearing. IRS targeting, EPA regulations and the Violence Against Women Act will be discussed.
07/30/14 06:45 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses climbed. Its performance beat Wall Street's expectations. The Indianapolis health insurer reported Wednesday that net income declined to $731.1 million, or $2.56 per share, from $800.1 million, or $2.64 per...
By Richard Pollock | 07/29/14 08:29 PM
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials appear to be taking the unusual step of seeking to negate a critical employment report issued last spring and counter it with a new investigation.
By Darrell Issa | 07/29/14 06:26 PM
The House Oversight chairman says blood is on Vladimir Putin's hands.Â
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:28 PM
Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and John Lewis, D-Ga., plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to amend the National Labor Relations Act to make labor organizing a civil right. The change will make opposing unionization bids legally perilous for businesses.
By Zack Colman | 07/29/14 06:41 PM
The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.
By Luke Rosiak and Micah Morrison | 07/29/14 05:40 PM
The former president's speaking fees raise questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
By Ashe Schow | 07/29/14
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